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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 7, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Murmuration....(non-Dead)

Reminds me of a time a few years ago when I was sitting outside a pub with some people just about sunset one evening. All of a sudden, out of nowhere it seemed, a big skein of Canada geese came cruising overhead, catching the last red rays of the sun. It was a breathtaking sight - but you know what? I was the only damn person who looked up. The rest of them didn't miss a beat yacking about mortgages and schools and their bosses or whatever. Sure these are important things, but you have to know when you're being handed a time out, don't you?

That invite by the way - if circumstances allow I would love to say yes. Let's see what life throws my way in the coming months.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 8, 2011 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Murmuration....(non-Dead)

As to the invite - I was 100% sincere. It's a standing invite too......

Lets hope life throws you a beachball sized, underhand, slow pitch you can knock out of the park.

Wait, what do you call it when a bowler tosses such a serving in that game of katydid or cricket or whatever insect that silly game is named after? =O

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Poster: WillCo Date: Nov 8, 2011 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Murmuration....(non-Dead)

I think you call that a donkey-drop. Love, love cricket!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Murmuration....(non-Dead)

Under the laws of cricket:
Law 24 (b) Underarm bowling shall not be permitted except by special agreement before the match.

Effectively it hasn't been seen in the modern game since about 1990.